The Center for Ocean Solutions Team

The skills, knowledge and expertise availible at the Center for Ocean Solutions spans marine and social sciences as well as law, representing the Center's interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving. Our team combines innovation and solid research to solving the intermediate and long-range challenges facing ocean health.
Specialty | Group

Masako Esparragoza

office manager

Masako manages the Center's Monterey office.

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Elodie Le Cornu

research analyst

Elodie works within our Ecosystem Health focal area on human dimensions of ocean planning.

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Collin Closek

early career science fellow

Collin is an early career science fellow at the Center for Ocean Solutions. He works with Center partners on ongoing eDNA projects. His primary project aims to improve methods for assessing the biodiversity and health of marine environments. 

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Elena Finkbeiner

early career social science fellow

Elena aims to incorporate FAO guidelines on achieving small-scale fisheries sustainability to create a guidance document accessible and useful for funders and practitioners.  

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Don Gourlie

early career law and policy fellow

Don provides legal support in many of the Center's project areas.

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Jesse Reiblich

early career law and policy fellow

As a fellow, Jesse uses his extensive background in environmental and land use law to contribute to the Center’s projects dealing with land-sea interactions. He works to identify the legal challenges posed by sea-level rise and other effects of climate change, as well as suitable legal and land use adaptation strategies to confront these challenges.

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